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Date:Saturday 30 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-60A-5-LO Lodestar
Operator:Lignes Aériennes Militaires - LAM
Registration: FC-BAD
MSN: 18-2328
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Algiers (   Algeria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Algiers-Dar el Beida Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria
Destination airport:Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS/LFBO), France
Crashed into the Mediterranean shortly after takeoff from Algiers. The chief of the operator, LAM, was also on board.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Algiers-Dar el Beida Airport to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport as the crow flies is 782 km (489 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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